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Even: As You and I (1937)

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Three fellows dream of prize money and a chance for a real Hollywood contract by winning the Liberty-Pete Smith amateur movie contest. They work on a script, as their wastebasket and ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Roger Barlow
Harry Hay
Hy Hirsh
LeRoy Robbins


Three fellows dream of prize money and a chance for a real Hollywood contract by winning the Liberty-Pete Smith amateur movie contest. They work on a script, as their wastebasket and ashtrays fill. They head outside to shoot: down a manhole, up a telephone pole, through a keyhole, and at night using binoculars. Next they must edit their film, then it's time for a first screening of their product, "The Afternoon of a Rubberband." It's a montage of experimental images, including a razor blade cutting various objects, a baby in a cooking pot, and a snail in the path of a steamroller. After the screening, the boys wonder if that was their only shot at Hollywood fame. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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EVEN - AS YOU AND I {Short} (Roger Barlow, Harry Hay and LeRoy Robbins, 1937) **1/2
16 January 2014 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

Unlike most of its companions on Kino's 2-Disc "Avant-Garde" set, this belated 12-minute film (surprisingly shot Silent) is an entertaining spoof on both movie-making and the general public's penchant to participate in nation-wide contests promising fame and fortune. On this preliminary viewing, it seems to be especially targeting Luis Buñuel's celebrated Surrealist short UN CHIEN ANDALOU (1929) as a razor is seen cutting through various objects at one point…but, frankly, if there is anything that showed up these 'avant-garde' doodles for the amateur experiments with a new medium they truly were, it was Buñuel's first two movies!

Anyway, the three men who made the film under review also took on the leading roles, bringing their minds together (after understandably dismissing their thoroughly conventional initial idea of a "boy-meets-girl" narrative) to come up with a nonsensical scenario to film that would put them on the map. However, when they are done shooting and editing "The Afternoon Of A Rubberband"(!) – which, among other things, sees them lowering a camera inside a manhole to recreate a Surrealist painting and being engulfed in strips of celluloid! – the trio realize that the closing date for the submissions was already past…but their reasonable frustration is quickly brushed off when they stumble on an advert for yet another eye-catching competition!

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